Why This Is Important
Acceptance of life circumstances and acceptance of self are crucial to building a strong foundation in any individual. Without those two things people are more likely to fall into depression. Depression is the number one cause for suicide. Over one million people commit suicide every year. It is the second leading cause of death in our country among the 15-24 year old age group including college students. People choose suicide because they feel like it’s the only way to be free from life’s problems and they don’t know what else to do.
The unexpected events of life are what triggers depression; For example: A death of a family member or close friend. An assault, car accident or painful physical event.
A painful mental, or emotional event. Marriage breakup, or love lost suddenly. Developing a disease or illness that will not get better. Major Financial setback. Something “embarrassing” happens. Weight gain. And the list goes on.
I BE I AM was developed for this reason. People need help dealing with life; and the only way to do that is to learn acceptance, have determination, and a will to keep living. All of that takes wisdom and a strong knowledge of one’s self.
In order for us to see a positive change in the world, we ourselves have to be that positive change. From observing, we have noticed that we yearn for change but we depend on other people to do it. We have a false idea that happiness comes from an outside source but the truth is happiness comes from within. Most of the time we depend so much on others that we don’t know how to handle being alone and from loneliness comes depression, alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, violence, suicide, sexual abuse, etc.
These are the barriers in life that we have to get over in order to find true happiness, which will lead to a fulfilling life.